Happy Valentine's Day! I don't celebrate this holiday, but I do recognize that a lot of other people do. Here is a wonderfully easy and yet fancy dinner for that special someone tonight! Seafood is one thing that I've always struggled to be able to eat. Crustacean (lobster, crab legs, etc) was always my one exception. I'm not a big fish eater but crab legs and lobster tail .. sign me up! I have never ever braved making lobster tail mostly because I was very intimidated. Ironically this was one of the easiest dishes I've ever made! It only takes about 8 minutes to cook and 5 to prepare. I had to start my side dishes long before I even got the meat prepared.
* Any crustacean goes well with clarified butter. First, melt salted butter stovetop and spoon off the top layer of fat. So easy and very much worth it! Because this was so much fun to make (and interesting), I decided to take step-by-step photos:
First, place the lobster onto a cookie sheet lined with foil. Preheat the broiler on high.
Next, cut a slit along the length of the top of the shell with a pair of kitchen scissors.
Then, gently pull the meat away from the sides and bottom of the inside of the shell. Once completed, you can pull out most of the meat and place on top of the shell. Spread a little melted butter on the meat.
Broil for 6-9 minutes (depending on size) on the second highest oven shelf position until lobster is opaque throughout.
Adapted from: Annie's Eats
lobster tails (we chose 5 ounce)